The St. Regis Aspen Resort

315 East Dean Street, Aspen, Colorado 81611 USA
+1 970-920-3300

Lexus Scenic Drive


Two Breathtaking Spots to Explore

The latest Lexus models are available for our guests to reserve complimentary. Listed below are two destinations within the area that make for a great half-day excursions.

Colorado's Independence Pass - 18 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82


Summit 12,095 feet on Independence Pass, the highest paved mountain pass that also crosses the U.S. Continental Divide. Due to heavy snowfall during the wintertime, the pass is closed isolating Aspen from the east. Along the drive, you may encounter gushing waterfalls, scampering marmots, avid rock climbers, and summertime skiers! This drive is also famous for being part of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge route since 2011.
Ashcroft Ghost Town - 11 miles south of Aspen on Castle Creek Road
Guided Tours available Mid-June through September

Situated within the Ashcroft Valley is a nationally registered historic ghost town called "Ashcroft." Originally this town was founded as a silver mining camp, but today stands deserted amidst soaring peaks and stunning scenery. Take a guided tour with the Aspen Historical Society, and enjoy lunch at the famous Pine Creek Cookhouse while savoring the majestic views. Backcountry hiking trails are also accessible from this drive.

For more information on Ashcroft and guided tours, contact the Aspen Historical Society. t. +1 970 925 3721